Contract extension for Raiff on table

By Brandon Klein -



The Olentangy Board of Education will consider a five-year extension of Superintendent Mark Raiff’s contract during its Thursday meeting.

Details about pay were not available. Raiff’s salary was $160,000 when the board approved his three-year contract in June 2015, according to The Gazette’s archives. His salary is now $167,281 with cost-of living adjustments included.

If approved, the contract extension would take effect in August 2018.

During Raiff’s tenure, voters approved a non-new-millage bond issue in 2016 to fund construction of the district’s fourth high school for the district. He supervised the redistricting process to address growth and assign students to the new high school and directed the recent relocation of the district’s administrative offices to free up space for preschool classrooms at Shanahan Middle School.

Raiff began his administrative career serving as an assistant principal at Bexley High School and later at Westerville South High School. He then became principal at Westerville Central High School before joining Olentangy Local School District.

With Olentangy, Raiff was the assistant principal at Olentangy High School for three years, principal at Liberty High School for four years, and the district’s chief academic officer for five years.

He is the first internal candidate to ever be promoted to the position of superintendent at Olentangy Local.

In other business, the board will consider:

• a maximum certified New Teacher Academy stipend of $150 for each new staff member

• approval of a contract for $114,954 in roof repairs at Shanahan Middle School

• purchase $97,990.28 worth of school equipment and furniture

The board will start its meeting at 6 p.m. in the theatre of Olentangy High School, 675 Lewis Center Road. Students for academic and extracurricular achievement.


By Brandon Klein

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.

Brandon Klein can be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.